The Interprofessional Network for Medical Sciences is placed at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Stavanger. The network was established in 2018 as a continuation of the Network for Medical Sciences.
The Network for Medical Sciences was established in 2011 as a collaboration between UiS and Stavanger University Hospital (SUS), The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation (SNLA), the learning and simulation center SAFER and the Norwegian Chiropractors' Association.
The mandate of the network was connected to the development of research and education in health and medicine. The aim was to strengthen health research in the Stavanger region, further develop and supervise candidates in the PhD programme in health and medicine, and to develop interdisciplinary degree programmes. This includes the pre- and in-hospital advanced acute medicine. The mandate was largely achieved during the seven year period from 2011 to 2018.
The focus acute medicine became a central task for the Network for Medical Sciences. A master’s degree was established within Prehospital Critical Care (PHCC). The programme was first established as a further education master at UiS-EVU in 2014. In 2016, it was incorporated in the academic portfolio at the Faculty of Health Sciences.
In the autumn of 2018, a bachelor's degree in Paramedic at UiS was approved at the faculty, and the programme will start in 2019. Members of the network played a key role in the preparation of this programme.